Senate Votes Down Dem and GOP Spending Bills
4:39 PM, Mar 9, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
All 47 Republicans and 11 Democrats voted against the Democrats' continuing resolution that would have cut $4.7 billion in spending through the end of the fiscal year.
The bill that passed the House and would cut spending by $61 billion through the end of the year was rejected 44 to 56. All Democrats, who presumably thought it went too far, voted "no," as did three Republicans, Jim DeMint (S.C.), Rand Paul (Ky.), and Mike Lee (Utah), who thought it did not go far enough. Last week, Congress passed a two-week continuing budget resolution to keep the government running through March 18.
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